Purpose and Objectives
The Pastoral Theology major provides students with in-depth training in biblical languages, theology, and worldview. It prepares them to explain, contextualize, and defend God’s Word accurately in the contemporary world and to use their training as a foundation for graduate-level study or research.
In addition to the mission statement and general objectives and requirements of the bachelor’s degree, the objectives of the Pastoral Theology major are to enable students to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills for biblical-theological study.
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills for ministry praxis.
- Demonstrate skill in Bible translation and exegesis as a foundation for graduate-level study and research.
Because they complete eighteen hours of Bible and Theology as part of the Pastoral Theology major, students also earn a Bible major.
Pastoral Theology (Five Year), BA/MDiv Option
CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM) offers an integrated program of study that allows academically-gifted, mission-quality high school graduates who have a clear sense of calling to vocational Christian ministry as senior or solo pastors to complete both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Divinity degree in five years. View detailed information .